The cost for the US to keep fighting and still keep the Philippines under their control was $4 million (USD). The US had sent 100,000 soldiers to fight and over 3,000 people died during the war. The fact that the US spent millions of USD was outrageous because they were already in a state of economic depression due to the Stock Market Crash of 1902. The US was so greedy for power that even after the success of winning The Spanish American War of 1898 and gaining allies overseas. It still wasn’t enough, they still wanted more power and because of this, they decided to annex the Philippines.
The name is a bit misleading because it suggests that the ones who were at war were the French against the Indians. This is not the case though, The French were vastly outnumbered compared to the British so they relied on the natives, also enemies of the British, to help them defeat the British. Although the extra men didn’t alter the outcome of the war it changed something in the colonies. Just like any other war, it costs money to have soldiers, weapons, and ammunition. The French and Indian war nearly doubled the national debt of the British so they decided to raise taxes on the American colonists in an attempt to raise money.
There was unrest in the Philippines against the US troops resulting many deaths. The war itself had claimed about 3000 deaths of Americans by killings and diseases. Finally, the war reduced Spain to a minor power by losing its status as a major imperial power to the Unites States. Clearly, United States through the Platt Amendment allowed substantial determination
How the Civil War Affected the USA The Civil War is considered to be the most horrific yet influential wars in American History. While the American Revolution revolved around establishing the nation, the Civil War was about deciding the fate of the blossoming nation. But determining the fate of the nation came at a huge cost; approximately 620,000 American citizens lives were tragically lost during the barbarous conflict, which is equivalent to ¼ civilians whom went into combat never returned home. Unfortunately, the gruesome death toll wasn’t the only negative result of the battle. The war resulted in a massive economic cost which came to a staggering $5.2 billion dollars.
Differing ideas of national identity shaped views of United States overseas expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to a great extent due to the presence of segregation amongst the African American population, acquisition of the Philippines, and encouragement of violence as a result of the Spanish-American War. Imperialism is the policy of taking control over countries around the world for political and economic gain. Since its formation, the United States has imperialized several countries, including the Philippines, Cuba, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Imperialism was incorporated during the Spanish-American War, a four-month battle between the United States and Spain. Then, chaos induced after the explosion of the USS Maine in Cuba.
Many of the reasons the American colonies believed they were justified in their rebellion from England lay in trade and taxes. When George III inherited the throne at the end of the Seven Years’ War England’s debt had risen to 145 million pounds and his chief minister believed that the American colonies needed to help shoulder the debt. (Nash, et al., 2007., p. 134) In attempting to collect these taxes from the colonies to relieve the mounting debt Parliament passed a range of acts, which led to discontent among the colonists as many of them restricted trade, their political maneuverability and left many believing they infringed upon their “right to be taxed only by their own consent.” (Nash, et al., 2007., p. 135) The Stamp and Townshend Acts
I’ll end this point with the fact that the US came to annex a great deal of countries after the Spanish-American War. My last factor of this chapter is racism, which was very intense during 1889-1903. In result, racial hostility ended up playing a major role in the taking over of the Philippines. Filipinos were a different color, spoke a different language and had unknown features to the Americans. Killings began to take place with no evidence of the Filipino people being guilty.
The war was known as The Seven Years ' War to the British but to the Americans it was called The French and Indian War, it was the bloodiest American war in the 18th century taking more lives than the American Revolution. Spreading across and involving three continents which included much of Europe, the Caribbean and India. The war was sparked by a clash between the English and French over colonial territory and wealth. “The land- variously claimed by Virginians, Pennsylvanians and the French-was actually inhabited by more than a dozen Indian tribes.” (pg 130) Each side wanted to increase their land holdings which resulted in building tensions between the British and French in America. The war ended in 1763 and it effectively ended French
Along with other upset people and Indian elites that hated British taxes, this revolt became the Sepoy Rebellion. Britain put this down through a violent response that killed thousands of rebels and destroyed countless homes. One year later in 1858, Britain had quelled this rebellion and regained solid control over India. 8. Spanish-American War (553-554) The Spanish-American War occurred in the midst of discontent among Cubans and Puerto Rico, upset with America’s increased economic influence.
The Burma Campaign was in South-East Asia in World War II and was fought by the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army. Burma was one of the worst affected areas in World War II. In Burma, the Japanese Army military setbacks which led to them retreating to the east. The Japanese wanted to take over Yangon, the capital and also a popular seaport. This is because it would close the supply line to China and provide more resources to the Japanese.
The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors. The Boston Sons of Liberty, headed by Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act.
The World War I is the most damaging war in the history in which many people were killed, in which Europe is divided into many different countries. It was the war between Central powers Germany, Austria-Hungry and Allies Great Britain, Russia and Italy but also many more countries were involved into the war. World War I bring many outcomes like nationalism and militarism. The advanced technology and many more advanced weapons were used in the war. America’s role in the war was only to export useful weapons, clothes and shoes into the war, but after US merchants was being killed, America enters in the war to support Allies.
The British were in massive debt following the French and Indian war, therefore they placed taxes on the colonists in order to regenerate some of that money lost. The Sugar Act of 1764 taxed the sale of molasses in hopes to gain some lost money, but this act led the people of Boston to boycott the molasses industry. The Stamp Act of 1765 shortly followed, making colonists buy a stamp with every paper product. The rage the colonists felt over the passing of this act, led the colonies to begin to unify as they together boycotted the trade industry. The Townshend Duties of 1767 imposed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper and tea, but this only led to the colonist to again boycott the trade of those items and start newspaper attack.
Furthermore, “Billions of dollars” spent fighting the war were draining the economy, while “the fabric of American society strained” and “threated to unravel” as result of the escalation of the Vietnam conflict. President Johnson’s decision to adhere to the logic of applying the “domino theory” as the reason to commit to fighting a war of attrition with the Vietnamese people that had been fighting for freedom for hundreds of years reveals many of his flaws as a leader, such as arrogance when communicating the purpose of the war to the American public,
Furthermore, the Spanish American War created more racism in our country. Since slavery became illegal after the Civil War, many Americans needed to get their anger off in other ways. "Frederick Douglass’ son Lewis, saw the war as an extension of America’s racist ideology, for it resulted in 'in the acquisition of an empire containing millions of colored people '" (203). With more colored people part of the American empire, white supremacy was increased. Not only did whites have black people to oppress, but also millions of brown people in the former Spanish lands.